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Avgang 2021: Unfinished Busyness

Avgang 2021: Unfinished Busyness

Unfinished Busyness is Putli Hellesen’s graduating performance in MA Dance from Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Unfinished Busyness is a performance that wants to talk about a number of things as opposed to one thing, a rambling monologue sparked by an interest in demystifying the artist’s process. It aims to reveal the building up to the performance event, unveiling the things and thoughts the dancer goes through up until the point they actually “do the dance”. In Unfinished Busyness Hellesen eccentrically tells the story of how it is to be a newly educated female dancer, it is part personal conversation between friends and part performed lecture; it is a confession of likes and taste, just as much as it is a result of choreographed opinions and fabrications.

Performer and choreographer: Putli Jasmine Baldin Hellesen
Costume design: Lærke Bang Barfod (MA1 Costume design KHiO)
Light design & visual design: Martin Myrvold
Sound design: Petter Olav Støylen Wiik & Nomadic Ambience
External supervisors: Kristin Ryg Helgebostad & Solveig Styve Holte
Internal supervisors: Torunn Robstad & Bojana Cvejic

Note: Due to infection control, the performance is not open to external audiences.

Putli Hellesen graduated from The Norwegian University College of Dance with a BA in Modern & Contemporary Dance and Dance Pedagogics in 2018. Since then, she has performed at CODA Oslo International Dance Festival and The Sami National Theatre with choreographer Elle Sofe Sara, at OKTOBERDANS with choreographer Lisa Colette Bysheim and at NITJA Center For Contemporary Art with choreographer Sulekha Ali Omar. She has also worked closely with choreographers like Janne- Camilla Lyster, Kari Hoaas, Solveig Styve Holte and Kristin Ryg Helgebostad.